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The Royal Palace, Stockholm

The Royal Palace, Stockholm

Kungliga Slottet - The Royal Palace
1697-1704 Nicodemus Tessin the younger. 1754 completion under C Hårleman and others.
When the old Tre Kronor Palace burned down in 1697, Tessin the younger immediatly started the new construction. Horizontal lines are characteristic of the new palace, which was completed in 1754. The Palace building was of particular signifiance to artistic de...
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Akershus Castle, Oslo

Akershus Castle, Oslo

Dating from 1299, this Medieval castle and Royal Residence developed into a fortress in 1592 after which it was rebuilt into a renaissance castle 1637-1648. Here you can see magnificent halls, the Castle church, the Royal Mausoleum and models of the castle. Government's Reception Rooms and Banqueting Halls.
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Citadel Landskrona, Sweden

Citadel Landskrona, Sweden

Any further plans for Landskrona were however not realized, for various reasons. The continued Swedish-Danish wars favoured Karlskrona, located at a safer distance from Denmark, replacing Landskrona as a naval base, the fortifications were discontinued, and Malmö remained the most important commercial town - despite Malmö lacking a harbour until the late 18th century. The fortifications at Land...
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Castle Fredensborg, Denmark

Castle Fredensborg, Denmark

Castle Fredensborg, Denmark
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Kastellet, Copenhagen

Kastellet, Copenhagen

Kastellet, located in Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the best preserved fortifications in Northern Europe. It is constructed in the form of a pentagram. The five bastions are named as follows: The King’s Bastion (Kongens Bastion), The Queen’s Bastion (Dronningens Bastion), The Count’s Bastion (Grevens Bastion), the Princess’s Bastion (Princessens Bastion) and the Prince’s Bastion (Princens Basti...
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Fortifications Copenhagen, Denmark

Fortifications Copenhagen, Denmark

Fortifications at Copenhagen, Denmark
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Castle Rosenborg

Castle Rosenborg

Rosenborg castle is a small castle situated at the centre of the Danish capital, Copenhagen. The castle was built originally as a country summerhouse in 1606 and is an example of Christian IV's many fine architectural projects. It was built in the Dutch Renaissance style, typical of Danish buildings during this period, and had been expanded several times, finally evolving into it's present cond...
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Castle of the seven towers

Castle of the seven towers

This castle stands at the eastern extremity of the Propontis, or Sea of Marmara
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Castle Sanssouci in Potsdam

Castle Sanssouci in Potsdam

Famous Sanssouci in Potsdam, Germany
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Tintagel Castle site, Cornwall, England

Tintagel Castle site, Cornwall, England

Unfortunately, a very low-res image.

From the Castle Explorer site:

Tintagel Castle is set on a dramatic and picturesque headland that is virtually an island, connected to the mainland by a slim finger of land. Over the centuries much of the castle has fallen into the sea and very little rem...
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Fort Eben Emael, Belgium

Fort Eben Emael, Belgium

Eben-Emael was a Belgian fortress in between Liège and Maastricht, near the Albert Canal, defending the Belgian-German border. Constructed in 1931-1935, it was reputed to be impregnable. But on 10 May 1940, 85 German parachute troopers landed in the fortress with gliders (type DFS 230). One day later, they were reinforced by the German 151st Infantry Regiment. At 13:30 h on 11 May, the fortress...
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Drachenfels

Drachenfels

The romantic Drachenfels (1010 ft.), crowned by the ruins of a castle built early in the 12th century by the archbishop of Cologne, rises behind the town. From the summit, to which there is a funicular railway, there is a magnificent view, celebrated by Lord Byron in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. A cave in the hill is said to have sheltered the dragon which was slain by the hero Siegfried. The mo...
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Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

On December 26, 1860, six days after South Carolina seceded, U.S. Army Major Robert Anderson abandoned the indefensible Fort Moultrie and secretly relocated his two companies (85 men) of the 1st U.S. Artillery to Fort Sumter. Over the next few months, repeated calls for Union surrender from Confederate Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard were ignored, and Union attempts to resupply and reinforc...
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Bala Hissar Fort, Kabul, Afghanistan

Bala Hissar Fort, Kabul, Afghanistan

The fort of Bala Hissar, destroyed by the British in 1879 to avenge the death of their envoy in Kabul, is now a military college. The royal palace and an ancient citadel stand outside the present city.

Does anyone know what is written on the hill just North of it?
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Castello (castle) Sforzesco, Milan

Castello (castle) Sforzesco, Milan

Castello (castle) Sforzesco, build in 1300
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Historic Fort Wayne

Historic Fort Wayne

Historic Fort Wayne
Still standing at the old fort are the original 1848 limestone barracks building, the 1845 Star Fort which was renovated in 1861, the restored Commanding Officers House and Spanish American War Guardhouse, two large parade grounds, several Officers houses and support buildings built between the 1880s and 1940s, and a mound constructed by Native Americans that is nearl...
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Schloss Phillipsruhe Hanau

Schloss Phillipsruhe Hanau

Near recreation site near Hanau.
The register office is inside the castle.
The Gebrueder Grimm fairy tales festival are hold annually in the park
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Fort Michilimackinac

Fort Michilimackinac

Fort Michilimackinac was built by the French on the south shore of the Straits of Mackinac in 1715 as a stretegically located fortified trading post. The fort was not built primarily as a military facility but as a link in the French trade system, which extended from Montreal through the Great Lakes region and northwest to Lake Winnipeg and beyond.

In 1761 the French relinquish...
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Nymphenburg Munich

Nymphenburg Munich

Very nice castle and famous sightseeing place in munich.
Unfortunately only a part of it is high-detailed.
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Festung Ehrenbreitstein

Festung Ehrenbreitstein

Festung Ehrenbreitstein is a fortress on the same-named mountain on the right side of the Rhine opposite to the town of Koblenz. It was built as the backbone of the regional fortification system, Festung Koblenz, by Prussia between 1817 and 1832 and guarded the middle Rhine region, an area that had been invaded by French troops repeatedly before. The fortress was never attacked.
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Castle Neuschwanstein Bavaria

Castle Neuschwanstein Bavaria

Castle Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, Germany. Its a really cool place to visit. It belonged to King Ludwig of Bavaria and he made a real fancy castle out of a ruin from the medieval ages.
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Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace (Danish: Amalienborg, pronounced [aˈmaːˀliə̯nbɔːˀʀ]) is the winter home of the Danish royal family, and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It consists of four identical classicizing palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard (Amalienborg Slotsplads); in the center of the square is a monumental equestrian sta...
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Costal defenses of Rio de Janeiro

Costal defenses of Rio de Janeiro

Costal defenses of Rio de Janeiro
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Clayton Hall

Clayton Hall

Clayton Hall is a Tudor Moated Manor House once owned by Sir Humphrey Chetham who went on to build a free hospital and library in Manchester town centre
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Historic Coastal Defenses, San Francisco, CA

Historic Coastal Defenses, San Francisco, CA

Historic and modern coastal defense emplacements in and around San Francisco, CA.
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